White Cockatoo on Swinging Perch

白鸚鵡

Japanese
Edo period
1771 (Meiwa 8)
Itô Jakuchû (Japanese, 1716–1800)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kyoto Nat. Mus., Jakuchu! (2000), #146-6 (with black background)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.9 x 33.9 cm (10 9/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.316

Medium or Technique

Woodblock rubbing print (taku-hon, ishizuri-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed by pressing damp paper against a wooden block with intaglio carving and applying the ink and colors directly to the paper, in the ishizuri (literally “stone-rubbing”) technique. The Kyoto catalogue suggests that stencils may also have been used. One of a group of six bird-and-flower prints, another of which has a seal dated 1771 (Meiwa 8).

Reproductions: 21.8213, 54.317 (both Meiji copies, with the same letterpress inscription in slightly different positions)

Signed

(seals only)

Markings

Artist's seals: Jokin, Jakuchû Koji

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24